VeeFriends announces partnership with Johnnie Walker to offer utility NFTs

NFT Holders of Gary Vee-backed project will receive exclusive offerings and attend the world’s first NFT-ticketed conference.
May 04, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

Today, Johnnie Walker and its parent company Diageo Plc announced a major partnership with Gary Vaynerchuk’s (Gary Vee) VeeFriends NFT series. Together, they will offer a luxury gifting experience to VeeFriends’ 555 Gift Goat NFT holders.

The holders will receive six physical gifts including limited edition Johnnie Walker Blue liquor, embossed with the VeeFriend’s Goat avatar, courtesy of Johnnie Walker over a three-year period. The floor price of the Gift Goat NFT is 32.3 ETH.

Holders will also attend an activation at the upcoming Veecon, the world’s first NFT-ticketed conference slated for May 19 to May 22 in Minnesota (in 2 weeks). 


Gary Vee expressed his gratitude “for the people that maintain the reward goat NFT and for Johnnie Walker, the model, to be embarking strategically and thoughtfully into the Web3 house.” in an announcement. 

VeeFriends x Johhnie Walker partnership background

VaynerNFT, a consultancy created to help lead emerging intellectual property owners and brands navigate the Web3 ecosystem secured the partnership between VeeFriends and Johnnie Walker.

This partnership is one of the few alternatives Diageo Plc is pursuing in the Web3 direction. Diageo is seeking to increase its prospects and accumulate more clients in Web3 globally and offer users their famous liquor and real-life experiences.

“Web3 offers DIAGEO an opportunity to meet new communities and customers where they are in culture. It also offers an exciting new space to provide spirits enthusiasts with access to the most rare and collectible spirits in our portfolio.” noted Sophie Kelly, senior vice president of Whiskies at Diageo Plc North America.

“Our customers can expect to see more from us on this front as we look to Web 3 to release the most luxurious and sought after spirits we have to offer. Stay tuned.” she added.

Johnnie Walk x VanyerNFTs is a breakthrough step in Web3

Gary Vee is best known for his social media vlogging with Wine Library TV back in 2006 while serving as their director of operations. Now he’s bringing Johnnie Walker into the Web3 ecosystem for the first time. 

“This is an outstanding example of the power of collaborations that can be brought to life by NFTs by the world’s leading brands and creators,” VaynerNFT president Akkineni said.

Photo: VeeFriends




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